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We all know what compassion is, right? Have you noticed that, despite knowing about compassion, we often don’t “get it right?” In this one-session tour through the major aspects of compassion we’ll revisit what you know, and maybe find a little more. Several short videos are used to illustrate key points. Reflections on the thoughts and feelings that arise will be amplified by relating them to the underlying science. Having established an intellectual and experiential foundation in this way, we introduce some simple practices to help you better foster compassion in your life.
Monday, June 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration Required. $15 suggested donation.
Kevin P. Brown, Ph.D. earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Northwestern University in 1989. He studied meditation in several traditions, and he incorporated mindfulness practices into his clinical work, beginning in 1990. He worked first with active duty military personnel and dependents at the Naval Hospital near Chicago, Illinois. He retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs in in Louisville in 2012, where he worked extensively with veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress. He continues to study both psychology and meditation, and he aspires to integrate knowledge and insight to foster peace and well-being in the world (and the neighborhood!).
Pamela Cotton, Ph.D. is trained in clinical psychology and had a psychotherapy private practice for many years. She studied meditation in several traditions and incorporated mindfulness into her work with her clients. Pamela shifted focus from clinical practice to writing and coaching, integrating mindfulness with resilience development. She has written several books, including Mindful Resilience and Compassion in Leadership. Her coaching clients learn to use current life challenges as opportunities for growth and personal transformation. She greatly values personal development and continues her own studies and meditation practice.
A note about our classes
These classes are neither psychotherapy nor counseling, but because the classes will involve working with feelings, troubling emotions or memories may arise. If you are in the midst of a life trauma, emotional upheaval or instability that might require individual support, the classes may not be a good choice for you at this time. If you are uncertain whether this caution might apply in your case, please consult with one of the instructors.